History Main / SyntheticVoiceActor

30th Apr '16 3:53:25 PM LittleGoat
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* Deliberately used ''badly'' in ''TimeFcuk''—the main character's voice is barely even comprehensible, and definitely doesn't sound human. It's not quite certain why this is—perhaps the RuleOfScary, or a deliberate attempt to "[[TheEveryman anonymize]]" him?

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* Deliberately used ''badly'' in ''TimeFcuk''—the ''TimeFcuk''--the main character's voice is barely even comprehensible, and definitely doesn't sound human. It's not quite certain why this is—perhaps is--perhaps the RuleOfScary, or a deliberate attempt to "[[TheEveryman anonymize]]" him?



* The Software Automatic Mouth, or SAM, by Don't Ask Software, provides a CPU-driven speech synthesizer to any machine that has a PSG chip. The Apple II version supported several PSG-based sound cards made for the Apple II (and was a pack-in software for several cards), and the [=C64=] version drives the SID chip directly. The Atari 8-bit version used the POKEY chip (another PSG chip on Atari 8-bit computers that can also be found in several arcade machines), but had other limitations due to the design of the system (the ANTIC chip had to be disabled, as do interrupts- this means that the screen has to be blanked while generating speech). The PC and base Apple II version can even try to generate speech from the internal beeper by treating it as a rudimentary PSG. [=MacInTalk=] was a rebranded version of this software that Steve Jobs personally commissioned Don't Ask Software to produce for the Mac (which went on to voice AUTO in Film/WallE, among many other roles). Microsoft Voice/Speech (of which Microsoft Sam is a part of) is also undoubtedly it's spiritual successor if not direct spinoff or even direct continuation of the line.

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* The Software Automatic Mouth, or SAM, by Don't Ask Software, provides a CPU-driven speech synthesizer to any machine that has a PSG chip. The Apple II version supported several PSG-based sound cards made for the Apple II (and was a pack-in software for several cards), and the [=C64=] version drives the SID chip directly. The Atari 8-bit version used the POKEY chip (another PSG chip on Atari 8-bit computers that can also be found in several arcade machines), but had other limitations due to the design of the system (the ANTIC chip had to be disabled, as do interrupts- this means that the screen has to be blanked while generating speech). The PC and base Apple II version can even try to generate speech from the internal beeper by treating it as a rudimentary PSG. [=MacInTalk=] was a rebranded version of this software that Steve Jobs personally commissioned Don't Ask Software to produce for the Mac (which went on to voice AUTO in Film/WallE, among many other roles). Microsoft Voice/Speech (of which Microsoft Sam is a part of) is also undoubtedly it's its spiritual successor if not direct spinoff or even direct continuation of the line.
26th Mar '16 12:24:43 PM tacomaster
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* Everyone in ''WebAnimation/GreenyPhatom''. Literally everyone.
21st Mar '16 5:03:51 PM WickedIcon
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* Mind.in.a.box's "Change", "8 Bits", "I Love 64" and "Unknown" have synthetic female vocals, or at least highly vocoderized male vocals.

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* Mind.in.a.box's "Change", "8 Bits", "I Love 64" and "Unknown" have synthetic female vocals, or at least highly vocoderized male vocals.heavily processed vocals to emulate this effect, though the actual singer is human (he can be heard singing normally on "Remember" and towards the end of one of the "8 Bits" remixes).
4th Mar '16 12:00:59 AM RAMChYLD
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* The ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'' game from [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner The Brothers Chaps]] uses this for Trogdor's voice. WordOfGod is that The Brothers Chaps used the ''Software Automatic Mouth'' program (mentioned below) on an UsefulNotes/AppleII with a supported sound card to generate the source speech.

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* The ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'' game from [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner The Brothers Chaps]] uses this for Trogdor's voice. WordOfGod is that The Brothers Chaps they used the ''Software Automatic Mouth'' program (mentioned below) on an UsefulNotes/AppleII with a supported sound card to generate the source speech.
3rd Mar '16 11:58:09 PM RAMChYLD
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* The ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'' game from [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner The Brothers Chaps]] uses this for Trogdor's voice. WordOfGod is that The Brothers Chaps used the ''Software Automatic Mouth'' program (mentioned below) on an Apple II with a supported sound card to generate the source speech.

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* The ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'' game from [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner The Brothers Chaps]] uses this for Trogdor's voice. WordOfGod is that The Brothers Chaps used the ''Software Automatic Mouth'' program (mentioned below) on an Apple II UsefulNotes/AppleII with a supported sound card to generate the source speech.
3rd Mar '16 11:57:33 PM RAMChYLD
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* The ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'' game from [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner The Brothers Chaps]] uses this for Trogdor's voice. WordOfGod is that The Brothers Chaps used the ''Software Automatic Mouth'' program (mentioned below) on an Apple II with a supported sound card to generate the source speech.
3rd Mar '16 6:29:10 AM rcmerod52
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* The memetic [=BonziBUDDY=] program uses a computer-generated voice, which probably helped make it so infamous.
24th Feb '16 12:58:56 AM dvorak
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* The ''[=HMKids=]'' song "[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Adeptus Mechanicus]]" is a [[MachineWorship Machine-Cult prayer]] recited by a Text-To-Speech program, accompanied by [[OminousPipeOrgan pipe organs]] and electric guitar.

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* The ''[=HMKids=]'' song "[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Adeptus Mechanicus]]" is a [[MachineWorship Machine-Cult prayer]] recited by a Text-To-Speech program, accompanied by [[OminousPipeOrgan pipe organs]] organs]], drums, and electric guitar.
10th Jan '16 6:16:52 PM RAMChYLD
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** However, fan-made mods can't afford Ellen's voice (though, once people ''did'' think of asking her), hence, they use voice synthesizing programs for their [=GLaDOS=]es and [=AIs=] (dependent on the story for the mod). However, Ellen does [[http://kotaku.com/5833377/when-glados-asks-you-to-marry-someone-you-say-yes make exceptions]] and has provided her service in the voice of [=GLaDOS=] for a much smaller fee in the past.

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** However, fan-made mods can't afford Ellen's voice (though, once people ''did'' think of asking her), hence, they use voice synthesizing programs for their [=GLaDOS=]es and [=AIs=] (dependent on the story for the mod). However, Ellen does [[http://kotaku.com/5833377/when-glados-asks-you-to-marry-someone-you-say-yes make exceptions]] and has provided her service in the voice of [=GLaDOS=] for a much smaller fee for fan projects in the past.
10th Jan '16 6:16:16 PM RAMChYLD
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** However, fan-made mods can't afford Ellen's voice (though, once people ''did'' think of asking her), hence, they use voice synthesizing programs for their [=GLaDOS=]es and [=AIs=] (dependent on the story for the mod).

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** However, fan-made mods can't afford Ellen's voice (though, once people ''did'' think of asking her), hence, they use voice synthesizing programs for their [=GLaDOS=]es and [=AIs=] (dependent on the story for the mod). However, Ellen does [[http://kotaku.com/5833377/when-glados-asks-you-to-marry-someone-you-say-yes make exceptions]] and has provided her service in the voice of [=GLaDOS=] for a much smaller fee in the past.
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